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Blood drive in March features Game of Thrones drawing

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To celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO and the Red Cross have partnered to ask fans and blood donors to Bleed #ForTheThrone this March.

This is the largest blood donation promotional effort by an entertainment company in Red Cross history, with six days of coordinated giving March 7-12 from fans and blood donors at blood drives in 43 states across the U.S.

As part of the partnership, fans who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through March 17 will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five trips to the Season 8 world premiere of Game of Thrones. The trip includes travel for two, up to two nights hotel accommodations and a $250 gift card for expenses. Terms and conditions apply and are available at:

Additionally, those who donate March 7-12 will also receive exclusive Game of Thrones swag including a T-shirt, stickers to unlock a unique Snapchat filter and other items, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Northwest Indiana through March 31:


* 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chesterton, 810 Michael Drive in Chesterton.

* 12 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 7, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106E 1100N in Chesterton.

* 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9, Duneland Boys & Girls Club, 521 W. 1100N in Chesterton.

* 12:15 to 5 p.m., Friday, March 15, Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East U.S. Highway 6 in Liberty Township.


* 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28, Purdue University Northwest, Westville Campus, Library Student Faculty Building, Room 144, 1401 S. U.S. 421 in Westville.

How to Donate

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call (800) 733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

A blood donor card or driverís license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.



Posted 3/1/2019




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